After a long hiatus which was used to focus on juggling motherhood and a busier than expected Summer at work, I finally decided it was time to regain some blogging discipline... First thing I did was look through the old comments to see if any of my long-time readers (now friends, really) had written in to enquire about the drought in posts, and what was my surprise to find a truly mean-spirited comment from a very courageous "Anonymous", commenting on how bad I look and how I should sell my pieces to fund a facial to look better instead of showing off (this is not a joke...). Now, I don't usually give this kind of silliness any more than the one second it takes me to press the spam button, but this time I thought I'd address it.
Dear Anonymous, I am sure that you are both classy and beautiful, especially when six months pregnant and working around the clock; let's not forget also how brave you are for voicing your opinion of my blog in such an open manner... I will just say this: I am in my mid-thirties, I have an actual life which is very busy, a real job and two small children which all keep me awake at night, and I don't use a professional photographer or indeed Photoshop like so many full-time bloggers. My pictures are rough, usually taken in less than five minutes between meetings, and my style is my own, I don't take it too seriously, and I certainly don't give it the importance that you think I do. Given the gazillion websites out there with similar topics as this one, I am surprised you have wasted some of your evidently precious time looking at my posts and forming such an elaborate opinion. I hope you have now found better blog posts to admire somewhere on the Internet, where you are, hopefully, leaving nicer messages.
Now for those of you who actually come here for a bit of reality, please read on... These last few months have been busy, and I did go into work and client meetings much more often than during my first maternity leave, trying to keep the relationships with clients alive and kicking! A few weeks ago I pulled myself out of my jeans and ballerinas at-home uniform to go to Paris, and this is what I wore...
Summer business travel usually means navigating between the sweltering outside and the over-conditioned air of the offices and airplane cabins, hence the layered look works quite well. I wore my low heel rockstud pumps, and you will notice something interesting about them: I cut the top strap! I know some of you will scream at this sacrilege, but really the three buckle straps didn't really work for me with my shorter than average legs, and I wanted to use these more, so cutting the top strap was the solution, really...
Another thing I like about this outfit? The off-white vest. It's the perfect alternative to a suit jacket for Summer days, and it looks quite modern, don't you think? I like that the trend is continuing on for Autumn 2015, I can't wait to find one to wear over fine knits for the new season!
More about this outfit:
- Grey wool tailored trousers, Theory
- Grey silk blouse, Iris & Ink
- White linen mix vest, Mango
- Intrecciato cabat bag, Bottega Veneta
- Rockstud pumps, Valentino